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There is absolutely no scenario in which Pakistan evolves from being the low-income country it is today to becoming a high-income or even a...

The most worrying chart (Editor’s Note)

There is one chart that gives us a heart attack every time we look at it: one that shows Pakistan’s average income...

No, Prime Minister, the problem is you (Editorial)

The premiership of Imran Khan is what happens when the collective wisdom of upper middle class drawing rooms in Pakistan comes to life and...

The wrong kind of governing

You can always trust the government of Pakistan to take a look at a problem created by the private sector in the country and...

THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING A PROBLEM

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Ego and insecurity (Editor’s Note)

Being the best and being good enough are not the same thing, a distinction that the students, faculty, and alumni of the Lahore University...

Editors Note: Rich, yes, but how rich?

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” J.Paul Getty Forbes Magazine has an obsession with the world’s billionaires. The publication’s...

A tale of two entrepreneurs (Editor’s Note)

This week, Profit chronicles the tale of two men who are in some ways a study in contrasts: one who is at the pinnacle...

Editor’s Note: Freedom of the business press

It has been one full year of ‘Profit’. At the risk of sounding too full of ourselves, I think we can go ahead and...

Editor’s Note: PIA’s turnaround effort

It is no secret that Pakistan’s state-owned enterprises are almost invariably badly run, but even by the Government of Pakistan’s atrocious standards, the national...

Editor’s Note: The power of humility

At the highest level of the corporate world, humility is not a virtue recognised as valuable by most. This is unsurprising given the level...

Editor’s Note: Immovable, like set cement

A cat might have nine lives but Dewan Group’s Dewan Yousuf seems to have thirteen. And counting. The banks, to whom he owes quite a...

Hop, Hop and Away!

Hussain Dawood is one of the richest men in Pakistan. However If one were to ask from exactly which business did he make his...

For the love of all that is holy, leave the rupee alone! (Editor’s Note)

We were almost there. After letting the rupee lose about a third of its value, albeit begrudgingly, there was hope that the Imran Khan...

Editor’s Note: The great chasm

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